The next leg of our holiday took us through the Chief Mountain border crossing and into Big Sky Country, the rugged and wondrous state of Montana. It was a perfectly sunny day as we negotiated the twisting turning mountain pass called the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Open only a few months of the year, the 50-mile engineering marvel was still snowed in and closed to traffic just a month earlier. Logan Pass can get up to 80 feet of snow over the course of a winter. Can you imagine that?
It was fascinating observing these two old-timers who came in for lunch. They sat quietly, tables apart, not saying a word or acknowledging each other. One was a slight man, dressed smartly, with sharp creases down his Sunday-best jeans, the other rougher, tall, with huge hands, reminiscent of President Lyndon Johnson. Did they know each other? Did they have history? We’ll never know, but it was interesting to imagine.
For a complete pictorial tour of our summer travels, click here and enjoy.